Sunday, 27 November, 2022
TopicHuman rights

Topic: human rights

Telangana’s ‘ease of trading horses’ ranking & why jail massages get a bum rap

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

There’s now a universal right to healthy, sustainable environment. Why it can go a long way

The declaration is not legally binding–countries can choose to not actually support it in practice. But resolutions like this pave the way for effective laws.

‘Rights are paper tigers unless given teeth by courts’: Full text of Justice Chandrachud speech

Speaking at an event in King's College, London, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud discussed the Supreme Court's role in the protection of human rights for various sections of India.

‘Vishwaguru’ should look in mirror: Why Ram Navami riots & bulldozers won’t help India’s stature

Can we aspire for moral stature if we respond to criticism with prickliness? The partisan would cheer, but it doesn't mean we lose ability to look within. Or stop listening to friends.

US monitoring ‘rise in human rights abuses’ in India, Antony Blinken says

Blinken made these remarks at a joint news conference with Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin and their Indian counterparts after the conclusion of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue Monday.

EU to probe war crimes in Ukraine, US wants Russia thrown out of Human Rights Council

US mission spokesperson Thomas-Greenfield tweeted: ‘Russia’s participation on the Human Rights Council is a farce.’

After drop in mass executions in last 2 years, 81 people put to death in Saudi Arabia in a day

They were convicted under various charges, including murder, involvement in militant activities, and having ‘deviant beliefs’, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

India rated ‘partially free’ for second consecutive year in Freedom House report

Pegasus spyware scandal, 'love jihad' laws & death of activist Stan Swami in custody are cited as some of the major factors for India's status.

NALSA was supposed to be India’s beacon for legal aid. But it’s stuck in a systemic rut

More than 80% of India’s 1.3 billion people are eligible for legal aid. But only 15 million have benefitted from it since NALSA was established in 1995.

Pakistani passport ranks lower than North Korea’s. Twitter says Thank you, Imran Khan

Some suggested that action taken against human rights activists is the reason for Pakistan's low ranking on the Henley Passport Index.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Apple revolutionised smartwatch. Then came the budget wave and more—AmazFit, Fitbit to Samsung

The Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 are good options for fitness fiends who want a smartwatch for fitness tracking only, while Garmin is great for extreme sports enthusiasts.
Representative image | Reuters

GameFi is revolutionising global NFT market. Here’s how crypto regulations could shape it

GameFi is the intersection of gaming and finance in an environment driven by use of blockchain, non-fungible tokens and smart contracts.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.